The Upshot: New and Selected Poems

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September 2008



Anne Rouse is a keenly observant writer of spiky satirical portraits and shapely lyrics of the ordinary and the bizarre. Her latest book. The Upshot, includes a new collection, 'The Divided, ' which constructs a modern meta-physic out of love and the daily, set against the latent (sometimes tragic) divisions in contemporary society.


anne rouse was born in Washington DC and grew up in Virginia. After reading History at the University of London, she worked as a nurse and the director of a mental health charity. Since becoming a freelance writer, she has had many residencies, including visiting fellowships in Glasgow and in autumn 2004 in Belfast. She lives in Hastings. Anne Rouse has published four books with Bloodaxe, the collections Sunset Grill (1993) and Timing (1997) - both Poetry Book Society Recommendations - and The School of Night (2004); and The Upshot: New & Selected Poems (2008), which includes a new collection, The Divided (2008), plus a selection from her first three collections. She reads a half-hour selection of poems on Poetry Quartets 9 (British Council/Bloodaxe Books, 2004).


'Anne Rouse's poems are watchful and amused, sardonic and appalled. They are also in the best sense political: the big picture of our whole society informs her miniatures of city life where dossers and shopping jostle for attention alongside love and death.' - Ruth Padel & Sean O'Brien, PBS Bulletin 'Rouse has honed her craft further to produce some lovely focused lyrics with a wonderful development in her tone. The sureness of Rouse's touch is a pleasure to read throughout and The School of Night is her most moving volume yet.' - Andrew Neilson, Magma ' - this powerful collection - The reader is surprised and pleased and informed by the conclusions the poet leads us to, by her often poignant himour and shocks of transcendence that are rooted in a natural and unforced realism.' - Penelope Shuttle, Poetry London 'Rouse writes - with such convinced skewing of the expected angles, and with such precise anger and sympathy, that one is inclined to believe her as well as to admire the poems.' - Sean O'Brien, Sunday Times
EAN: 9781852248086
ISBN: 1852248084
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 127 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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